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Markets & Economic Update for April 2024: Economy Holds Steady Going Into Q2

April 11, 2024
David Lundgren, CFA®
David Lundgren, CFA®

Each month, senior leaders of Hancock Whitney's Asset Management team discuss the latest news and events that impact markets and the economy.


This month:

The economy is holding steady with no recession in sight. Plus, a review of the issues and factors that affected the economy in the first quarter.


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Key Takeaways:

  • Has the Fed done enough to fight inflation or are interest rate hikes in our future? How did bonds perform in the 1st Quarter and what is the 2nd Quarter outlook?
  • We review the 1st Quarter equity markets and discuss the upcoming 1st Quarter earnings reports – what should we expect and why? What do we anticipate the future outlook to be?
  • The team discusses their perceptions of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Will it live up to the hype and the stock market’s expectations?
  • A look at what’s happening in Washington: the 2024 budget, the question of whether Speaker of the House Mike Johnson will be ousted or will survive, upcoming legislation. What’s next?


For an in-depth look at the economic news and trends from the 1st Quarter, we invite you to download our Q1 Quarterly Review.

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